Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hope Not Hate

Hope Not Hate in Ferryhill

On Saturday, the Hope Not Hate bus rolled into County Durham. Sponsored by groups such as trade unions and the Daily Mirror, it acts as a focal point for campaigners who want to warn of the dangers of voting for the racist BNP.

It was a pleasure to join up with the bus crew, and lots of supporters, first in Spennymoor, and then in Ferryhill Market Place. In Spennymoor, I chatted to residents with local MP Helen Goodman. In Ferryhill, I managed to grab an interview with an old friend Mike Routledge. Mike is a seasoned anti-racist campaigner, as well as a fellow member of the Labour Party's Regional Board.

Then it was on to Hartlepool to knock on doors with Mayoral candidate Chris Simmons, just before the heavens opened...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Should this not read "hope not Labour" in Ferryhill?